Katherine & John Dobbs Family Center

(901) 458-2678

2525 Central Avenue

Memphis, TN 38104

Open 7 days a week

9 AM - 5PM

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Earthquake Table

The Earthquake Simulator gives Children the experience of the 2001 El Salvador earthquake, a 7.6 magnitude that lasted over 30 seconds by using the “shake table.” Visitors build a structure using geometric blocks and then adjust the rate of vibration, or magnitude, to see the earthquake’s effect on their construction. Children squeal with delight either when they see their building withstand the quake or it comes tumbling down!